Petaling Jaya: An elementary college in Kuantan, Pahang has been chosen as the highest three finalists for the World’s Finest Faculty awards and is within the operating for a share of RM1.14 million (US$250,000).
Belief Faculty Sekola Kebangsan Kempdang (SK Kempdang) made it to the final three for the innovation class – one of many 5 classes below the award.
It was chosen for the innovation award after creating SmartZoom, a completely automated monitoring system that follows college students’ progress of their research utilizing information enter from Google Sheets and Google Chrome.
His invention got here at a time when face-to-face courses have been halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and after the Ministry of Schooling determined to switch the Ujian Pencapian Sekola Renda (UPSR) exams with school-based evaluation.
The award was launched this yr by world training group T4 Schooling in collaboration with Accenture, American Categorical, Yayasan Hashanah, Templeton World Charity Basis, Lemon Basis, D2L, Melby Gard and Universidad Camilo José Cela.
“The World Finest Colleges Awards acknowledge the experience of inspiring colleges from each nook of the world. It’s time for governments in every single place to make their voices heard,” stated Vikas Pota, CEO, T4 Schooling.
In a press release, Shahira Ahmed Bazar, Managing Director, Yayasan Hasnah congratulated SK Kempdang for being named a finalist within the innovation class.
“Academics in every single place will draw a number of inspiration from this glorious Malaysian Belief Faculty, and it’s a testomony to what our public colleges are able to being top-of-the-line on this planet,” she stated.
The first college will obtain RM228,350 (US$50,000) in the event that they win their class after a public vote and choice by a panel of judges consisting of teachers, lecturers, leaders of NGOs, civil society representatives and different specialists.
In the event that they win, SK Kempdang intends to make use of the cash and share it with different colleges within the nation to enhance and increase SmartZoom’s potential.